The Lotus Eletre is Lotus’ first electric-powered SUV that is ready to be offered by the manufacturer founded by Colin Chapman.
“The Eletre is a new car that embodies our commitment to moving Lotus into new automotive segments while expanding our global appeal,” said Matt Windle, Managing Director of Lotus Cars.
“This car is a true Lotus, and we are confident it will appeal to performance car owners and offer a distinct alternative to competitors in this segment,” added Windle.
To get to know Lotus Eletre more closely, let’s look at 5 Interesting Fact About Lotus Eletre Electric Hyper-SUV
Manufactured in Wuhan
The Lotus Eletre will be manufactured at the new Lotus factory in Wuhan, China.
This meant the Eletre was one of the first new Lotus cars not to be produced in Hethel, England.
Although manufactured in China, the Lotus Eletre is still being developed by a team of engineers at the Lotus Tech Creative Center (LTCC) based in Warwickshire, England.
Electric Premium Architecture (EPA) platform
Lotus Eletre was developed using the Electric Premium Architecture (EPA) platform which has a voltage of 800 volts.
This platform is said to have a low center of gravity thanks to a flat battery design and an electric motor that is positioned closer to the ground.
Supporting its handling performance, the Lotus Eletre platform also gets a five-link suspension complete with air suspension and Continuous Damping Control (CDC).
In terms of performance, the Lotus Eletre is equipped with two three-in-one electric motors that drive the front and rear wheels.
Two electric motors driving all wheels are claimed to be able to give off a combined power of 600 hp.
Lotus claims an acceleration performance target of 0-100 km / h Eletre which is completed in under 3 seconds.
Not only a powerful electric motor, the Lotus Eletre is also equipped with a Lithium-ion battery with a large capacity of more than 100 kWh.
Lotus also claims the Eletre Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP) standard mileage target of 600 kilometers or 373 miles.
Considering using a very large battery pack, Lotus did not forget to embed the latest 350 kW fast charging technology.
Lotus claims this high-power charging will provide a range of 400 kilometers in just 20 minutes.
Of course, in addition to fast charging of 350 kW, the Eletre battery can also be charged via regular charging with a power of 22 kW.